Madam Secretary series finale: Tim Daly offers perspective

Madam SecretaryThe Madam Secretary series finale is going to be airing on CBS this Sunday, and we don’t have to tell you that this will be emotional. Yet, we don’t think that this is going to be some super-dark affair meant to stress a lot of major characters or viewers out. Instead, we view this episode more as a chance to celebrate the Presidency of Elizabeth McCord and what the show has brought to us — positive energy. It’s been a panacea to what has been a very difficult political climate.

So yes, you will see some political achievements within the series finale — a sneak peek shows Elizabeth fighting for equal pay — but there are also going to be some personal ones. Take, for example, Stevie and Dmitri’s wedding! There was a proposal that happened at the end of this past episode and now, we’re building towards the ceremony itself. This is a chance to see some vows stated and for people to plan ahead for a better, stronger future.

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So what’s behind the lighter tone for the final episode, and for most of the season as of late? That’s something that series star Tim Daly described further in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly:

“Our actual political life has become so ridiculously dramatic and implausible that it was almost like we could do anything we wanted on the show and it would be believable … We’ve become a show that was sort of a place where people could go for a little solace, a place where the politics of the world actually worked a little better.”

We do think that the message of Madam Secretary has resonated well with viewers, but we do wish that at times the show had a little bit of a bigger platform. Our lament as of late is the series being forced to air in this incredibly-difficult timeslot Sunday nights at 10:00 p.m. Eastern … or sometimes later. It’s a show that is on so late that viewers don’t often get to watch it.

What do you want to see on the Madam Secretary series finale?

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